For the past 11 years Festival Napa Valley has brought delightful music, delicious food, and topnotch arts and entertainment to Napa Valley. There certainly has never been a shortage of wine during this ten-day festival either. This year’s 11th Annual Festival Napa Valley will be no exception. We’ve created a quick guide so that you can experience the best of this Napa Valley event.
Who Will Be There
This year’s festival has quite an impressive line-up of performers. From Broadway darlings to comedians to graceful ballerinas, there is a performance that everyone will want to see. Opening night begins at the beautiful Castello di Amorosa with a recital by Tony award-winning Kristin Chenoweth. Opening weekend also includes performances by acclaimed soprano Kathleen Battle, Emmy award-winning comedian Wayne Brady, and acts by Cirque du Soleil.
Rounding out the rest of the festival are performances by violinist and festival favorite Sarah Chang, Jazz legend Sergio Mendes, and the festival debut of the San Francisco Ballet.
What You Can Experience
Each day of the festival is packed with activities for attendees to enjoy. Get active with a 5K and 10K Sun Run or maybe
practice a little yoga at luxury boutique hotel, SENZA. Experience the very best wine and cuisine that Napa Valley has to offer. Fashion lovers can enjoy luncheons put on by Bulgari as well as Neiman Marcus.
But let’s not forget about the main attraction of the festival: the wine. Attend a Patron Dinner: hosted by HALL Wines at their hilltop home in Rutherford. With the Mayacamas Mountains as the backdrop, view artwork from Jackson Pollock, hear bluegrass music from Ed Neff’s Blue & Lonesome band, and dine on a gourmet meal from Estate Events by Meadowood. All paired with exceptional wines from HALL and WALT.
Spend a lovely afternoon at PEJU Province Winery and Vineyards by taking a tour of their picture perfect estate. Afterwards, enjoy a farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Alex Espinoza in the pristine gardens, where some of the ingredients for the luncheon are selected. Did we mention that they will be serving Peju wines? Nothing could compliment the afternoon more.
When It’s All Happening
This year’s festival takes place from Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 24th.
Where You Can Learn More
Visit festivalnapavalley.org for more information on purchasing Festival Napa Valley passes as well as the numerous event venues located throughout the Napa Valley.